Thanx for the responses. Am trying to open in Explorer and it can take 30 secs to open a file of approx 40 pics. Will try Picasa2 and see wot develops. All other aspects of the PC work fine and have not loaded anything that may conflict recently.
Thanks for the info. I would think 30 seconds reasonable for opening all the files in a viewing program even though 700Kb are not huge files. Try Picasa2 as suggested, it is great for sorting and finding anything of a pictorial nature.
The opening time would be at least this if you were opening in PhotoShop or Corel Photopaint, but these are heavyweight editing programmes, and take quite a few seconds just to open the application!
Your RAM should be fine. To add more would help a little, but not in opening times.
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